The leads investigators are following to identify Highlands Man and, now, Highlands Woman, may take them to Johnson’s Grocery, which closed in north Renton more than three decades ago.
The Puget Sound See Gulls Trailer Club once did lots of seeing. Once or twice a month the families boarded their motor homes and travel trailers and set off for the ocean, Skagit County, Death Valley, Mount Vernon and even Tahiti. Once there they had cook-outs, played games and held dress-up contests.
After discovering she was pregnant, Linda Simpson told her husband James she wanted another baby. With three young children at home, James didn’t like the idea. But Linda challenged him, joking, “Don’t tell me what to do — I’ll have twins!”
And she did. Twins weren’t new in the Simpson family. Simpson’s husband James is an identical twin. Her twin daughter Jana later continued the tradition, having a set of twins herself.
Still, twins were a surprise for Simpson. She found out only six weeks before giving birth. So she was thrilled to receive an invitation to join Valley Mothers of Multiples Club, Inc., (then Valley Mothers of Twins Club).
I’m a cancer survivor. It’s been 11 years since doctors discovered my brain tumor; 10 since I finished radiation and chemotherapy; one since I received my last required MRI. But it wasn’t until Saturday night that I finally celebrated defeating cancer.
Over the next month, six Renton families will compete to determine the biggest loser — but in the waste rather than the waist department. The family that reduces the biggest percentage of its weekly garbage during the month wins a recycling makeover and other prizes.
It’s been 50 years, but Ed (Bud) Hill fondly recalls the fishing trip. He and his brother-in-law Jiggs were at a Canadian lake, and they were catching fish galore — returning to the fish house before lunch and dinner with their limit of fish. An angry crowd watched Hill clean the fish before lunch, a bigger crowd before dinner.
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The distant revving of engines comes first, then roaring and popping as the cars zoom down the paved track on a recent Sunday at Pacific Raceways, buzzing like a drone of angry bees. In the midst of this horde is No. 48, a 1982 bright blue Mazda RX-7 driven by Bambi Jilek of Renton.